Francis Hobson Burnett originally conceived of the Little Lord Fauntleroy
story as a way of entertaining
her children. She published the book in 1886. She also published several
text and illustratins to which include interesting discritions/illustrations
of boys' clothes during the late 19th Century and early 20th Century.
Little Lord Fauntleroy
is her best known book and it was an immediate success in the
United States and England when published. It has since been translated
into many languages.